Not only is the NHL a "Win Now" business, it is also a "Win in the Playoffs" business.
If a coach fails at either one of these aspects, the chances are not good that he will find a way to retain his job.
With the season still in its first month, several coaches could be in quite a bit of trouble before the puck drops on the 2014-15 season. Several of these coaches could seal their fate with poor regular seasons, but others may not see disaster coming until they fail in the playoffs.
Here's a look at the coaches who could be fired before the start of the 2014-15 season.